Monday, 11 March 2013

Another week

A whole lot of snowdrops
Time moves fast here in Norway. Mind you, it probably doesn't move any faster than say Kathmandu, but it feels fast. It's already the second week of March, the snowdrops have come up, I've seen some crocusses and am quite curious about any other flowers that may or may not be showing their heads in the near future and turn the rather brown, grey and drab surroundings to a prettier sight. 

This is my view most of the time. Albeit with less clouds!
So far the weather has been quite obliging as well. Last week we had several days with well above plus degrees, meaning the scarf was stuffed in my bag before I huffed and puffed my way up home. Actually, the weather has been mostly fine since I moved here. The only really bad time was when my sister was here. I hope it's not going to be a trend though: Mara + visitors = bad weather. Oh no, I don't want to think about that. 

Then there is the fact that I moved to Norway partly because of the weather: cold and snow. Turns out the Netherlands have had more snow and more often as well! Funny that. 

Schiphol Airport arrivals hall
I was talking about time moving fast though. And it does. It seems only a week or so ago that I said goodbye to my Mum and Dad in Schiphol. When in actual fact it's been over three and a half months already. I work, I sew (a blanket, teddy is all better now), I watch tv, I go to meetings of whatever. I save money when I can, because pretty soon I will need a car to get to work, not to mention a fridge, a cooker and a washing machine, plus loads more.

Spring madness at Pepperfly's
I am in week three of round two of my turnus (a six-week time plan that gets repeated again and again). And in only a week and a half spring will be here. Before I know it my friends Pepperfly and Peppermaggot will visit me (early May), during which time I will move (hint hint). I will visit the Netherlands later in that month and come back with the big red monster. He might need some Norwegian lessons, but I think he will fit right in. At the end of June I am off for three weeks. My parents will be shown around then, since they plan on coming. Hopefully another friend will come some time in September and before I know it, I will have been in Norway a year!



  1. Phew! That year went quickly.

  2. Already more than 3 months ! It's true time flies by ! you have quiet a lot to buy, I don't propose Lottery to you because I never won (and never played)
    I thought you had two monsters, are you taking only one, or did I miss something ?

  3. Hey! Peppermaggot and I have planned a relaxed vacation! We were hoping you would give us some touristic hints, no hints that have something like hard work involved.

  4. Time is definitely going by quickly but it sounds like you have so many wonderful things to look forward to!


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